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Beef Casserole with Garlic-Chive Dumplings 2

Beef Casserole with Garlic-Chive Dumplings

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American



Beef Casserole

  • 1 kg stewing beef, cubed
  • ½ cup bacon, cubed
  • 500 g button mushrooms, sliced in half
  • 3 cups red wine (preferably Burgundy)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 2 carrots, cubed
  • 2 parsnips, cubed
  • 1 bouquet garni (6 parsley stalks, 2 celery stalks, 1 bay leaf, 6 peppercorns, 3 thyme sprigs, placed inside muslin and tied)
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • olive oil


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 90 g butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped


  1. In a heavy skillet add oil then brown beef pieces on all sides. Remove from skillet then set aside.
  2. Add the carrots and parsnip then cook for 4 minutes. Remove from skillet then set aside.
  3. Add bacon and fry until light brown, add garlic and onions then sauté until onions are cooked.
  4. Add half of the butter, flour and stir until it forms a roux. Add wine, beef broth, brandy, tomato paste, beef and place bouquet garni on top bring to a boil then transfer to casserole.
  5. Bake for 2 hours at 150C preheated oven stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.
  6. Place the carrots in the casserole then continue to bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile prepare your dumplings. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper.
  8. Add the garlic and chives and mix it with a fork.
  9. Make a well in the flour mixture then add the melted butter and milk. Fold the mixture together and make sure its thoroughly combined. Let it sit aside for 15 minutes.
  10. In a heavy pan add remaining butter then cook mushrooms for 3 minutes. Remove casserole from the oven then add mushrooms and onions into the casserole and give it a good mix.
  11. Make your dumplings, using your hands form golf ball sized dough then place on top of the beef mixture, spacing about 1-inch apart.
  12. Place casserole back into the oven and continue to bake for 30 more minutes at 180C.
  13. Season with salt and pepper, remove bouquet garni before serving.